.

Revamped GNR announce dates

Reclusive rockers begin rolling out North American tour dates

September 26, 2002 12:00 AM ET

After much speculation and rumor, Guns n' Roses have lined up the first leg of tour across North American tour. Twenty-seven dates on the "Chinese Democracy" World Tour, the band's first full tour since 1993,have been confirmed, beginning with the November 7th show in Vancouver. More dates are expected.

Gn'R played several dates in Asia and Europe this summer, and, according to their official site, then immediately headed back into the studio to put the final touches on their long-awaited Chinese Democracy album, though a release date for the album has yet to be finalized.

The band's lineup is now lone founding member Axl Rose (vocals), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Chris Pitman (keyboards), Brian "Brain" Mantia (drums), Buckethead (guitar), Tommy Stinson (bass), Robin Finck (guitar) and Richard Fortus (guitar). Guns made a surprise appearance this month at the MTV Video Music Awards, performing a medley of their hits.

Guns n' Roses tour dates:

11/7: Vancouver, BC, Canada GM Place
11/8: Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome
11/11: Boise, ID, Idaho Center Arena
11/14: Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
11/15: Fargo, ND, Fargodome
11/17: Moline, IL, The Mark
11/18, Chicago, Allstate Arena
11/19: Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
11/21: Detroit, The Palace
11/22: Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena
11/24: Cleveland, Gund Arena
11/26: Buffalo, NY, HSBC Arena
11/27: Albany, NY, Pepsi Arena
11/29: Toronto, Ontario, Canada AirCanada Center
11/30: Uniondale, NY, Nassau Coliseum
12/2: Boston, MA, FleetCenter
12/3: Harford, CT, Civic Center
12/5: New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
12/6: Philadelphia, First Union Center
12/8: Wilkes Barre, PA, First Union Center
12/9: Washington, D.C., MCI Center
12/11: Greenville, SC, Bi-Lo Center
12/13: Tampa, FL, TBC
12/14: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, TBC
12/19: Biloxi, MS, Gulf Coast Coliseum
12/21: Dallas, American Airlines Arena

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Madame George”

Van Morrison | 1968

One of the first stream-of-consciousness epics to make it onto a Van Morrison record, his drawn-out farewell to the eccentric "Madame George" lasted nearly 10 minutes, combining ingredients from folk, jazz and classical music. The character that gave the song its title provoked speculation that it was about a drag queen, though Morrison denied this in Rolling Stone. "If you see it as a male or a female or whatever, it's your trip," he remarked. "I see it as a ... a Swiss cheese sandwich. Something like that."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com